Flash Light

Performers Tom Verlaine

July 17, 2008 | Compact Disc

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Personnel: Tom Verlaine (vocals, guitar); Jimmy Ripp (guitar); Fred Smith (bass); Allen Schwartzberg, Andy Newmark (drums).
Recorded at Sorcerer 2, New York, New York.
With this release, Tom Verlaine comes full circle to the style of his initial solo album. This great platter has an energized, mostly no-nonsense feel to it that is extremely appealing. Production is meticulous, if not normally showy as on his previous album, Cover. Flash Light is chock-full of rocking numbers of all kinds, ranging from straight-ahead, meat-and-potatoes types ("Cry Mercy, Judge" and "Say a Prayer"), to the quirkier "Bomb" and "Annie's Tellin' Me," to the walloping big beat of "A Town Called Walker," "The Funniest Thing" and "One Time at Sundown" are earnest mid-tempo selections that in places suggest Dire Straits. The "good old days" of Television and that group's lengthy guitar break sections are strongly evoked in the slow, grand number "At 4 A.M." The most unusual and striking song here is "The Scientist Writes a Letter," where the text is actually in the format of a letter, set to synthesizer-oriented music that is both intricate and changeable (suggesting the more involved arrangements from Cover). This song is touching and true, the confessions of a man who must be himself at the cost of losing contact with a loved one. Released after a three-year silence, Flash Light was well worth waiting for; this splendid album makes an excellent purchase. ~ David Cleary

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: July 17, 2008

Genre: Alternative

Style: Rock & Pop

UPC: 617742039429

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Flash Light

Performers Tom Verlaine
Guest Artist(s) Allan Schwartzberg, Andy Newmark, Fred Smith, Jimmy Ripp

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: July 17, 2008

Genre: Alternative

Style: Rock & Pop

UPC: 617742039429


Title Track Time
1.Cry Mercy, Judge --
2.Say a Prayer --
3.Town Called Walker, A --
4.Song --
5.Scientist Writes a Letter, The --
6.Bomb --
7.At 4 A.M. --
8.Funniest Thing, The --
9.Annie's Telling Me --
10.One Time at Sundown --

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Personnel: Tom Verlaine (vocals, guitar); Jimmy Ripp (guitar); Fred Smith (bass); Allen Schwartzberg, Andy Newmark (drums).
Recorded at Sorcerer 2, New York, New York.
With this release, Tom Verlaine comes full circle to the style of his initial solo album. This great platter has an energized, mostly no-nonsense feel to it that is extremely appealing. Production is meticulous, if not normally showy as on his previous album, Cover. Flash Light is chock-full of rocking numbers of all kinds, ranging from straight-ahead, meat-and-potatoes types ("Cry Mercy, Judge" and "Say a Prayer"), to the quirkier "Bomb" and "Annie's Tellin' Me," to the walloping big beat of "A Town Called Walker," "The Funniest Thing" and "One Time at Sundown" are earnest mid-tempo selections that in places suggest Dire Straits. The "good old days" of Television and that group's lengthy guitar break sections are strongly evoked in the slow, grand number "At 4 A.M." The most unusual and striking song here is "The Scientist Writes a Letter," where the text is actually in the format of a letter, set to synthesizer-oriented music that is both intricate and changeable (suggesting the more involved arrangements from Cover). This song is touching and true, the confessions of a man who must be himself at the cost of losing contact with a loved one. Released after a three-year silence, Flash Light was well worth waiting for; this splendid album makes an excellent purchase. ~ David Cleary
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